`ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW' FANS HOLD FOUNDER'S DAY PICNIC

Published: Wednesday, June 10 1992 12:00 a.m. MDT

Fans of the "Andy Griffith Show" picnicked and played at events such as Goober's Arm Wrestlin' Contest and Opie's Sack Races during the first Mayberry Founder's Day Picnic in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"It's a good club to be in because you know Dan Quayle isn't going to say anything bad about it," joked Dan Velding, referring to the vice president's remarks about TV character Murphy Brown having a child out of wedlock.About 70 people attended Sunday's event. The international fan club boasts 20,000 members, club president Lyle Fales said.

The series ran from 1960 to 1968.

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